Presentation, Q&A & Book Signing: Rinker Buck - "The Oregon Trail"

Event date: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12547

This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.

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Instant New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick, Apple Best of the Month and 2015 New England Book Award finalist.

“Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck’s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson’s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way—in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn’t been attempted in a century—which also chronicles the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. Spanning two thousand miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific coast, the Oregon Trail is the route that made America. In the fifteen years before the Civil War, when 400,000 pioneers used the trail to emigrate West—scholars still regard this as the largest land migration in history—it united the coasts, doubled the size of the country, and laid the groundwork for the railroads. Today, amazingly, the trail is all but forgotten.

Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures. His first travel narrative, Flight of Passage, was hailed by The New Yorker as “a funny, cocky gem of a book,” and with The Oregon Trail he brings the most important route in American history back to glorious and vibrant life.

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451659160
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 30th, 2015

Flight of Passage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786883158
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books - June 14th, 1998